Raspberry Sorbet

Raspberry sorbet is the refreshing, fruity dessert of your dreams! Made with just 3 simple ingredients, homemade raspberry sorbet is low in calories, gluten-free, and dairy-free!

Raspberry Sorbet | Raspberry sorbet is the refreshing, fruity dessert of your dreams! Made with just 3 simple ingredients, homemade raspberry sorbet is low in calories, gluten-free, and dairy-free! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Hot summer days call for refreshing, light desserts that will curb your sweet cravings, but without inducing a sugar coma. When the weather’s nice, I like to spend as much time outside as possible, and that is a bit hard after a big slice of pie, for example.

But, does not mean you should stay away from desserts during summer. Of course not! Heck, what is life without dessert?

An overhead image of a bowl of fresh raspberries ready for the Raspberry sorbet.

As much as I love ice cream (who doesn’t?!), when I want to whip up something fruity, cool, and sweet, I’m a big fan of making homemade sorbet.

When it comes to sweet treats, it doesn’t get healthier or simpler than a sorbet. All you really need is a fresh fruit of your choosing. You can choose to kick it up a bit with raw honey for added sweetness or lemon juice for a little pop of flavor. I always try to make all my desserts as healthy as possible and use raw honey instead of sugar. Follow my easy raspberry sorbet recipe and make your own today.

An overhead image of fresh raspberries on a cookie sheet ready for freezing and making into raspberry sorbet. An overhead image of a food processor with whole fresh raspberries for the Raspberry Sorbet

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN A SORBET?

Sorbet is a light, refreshing frozen dessert that can easily be made with only a few basic ingredients. To make this homemade raspberry sorbet recipe, you will the following simple ingredients:

  • raspberries
  • raw honey
  • lemon juice
  • warm water 

You can make sorbet with any fruit you want. I love using all the different berries and melons to make sorbet.  Isn’t summer just the most perfect season?

Although summer fruits are usually pretty sweet on their own, desserts can never be sweet enough, right?  If you don’t wish to skip dessert but still want to eat healthily, do what I do and, instead of packing your sorbet with sugar, use raw honey to sweeten things up. If you’re wanting to eat vegan, you can also use pure maple syrup — just use as little as you need to achieve your desired sweetness — don’t go crazy.

An overhead image of a food processor with processed fresh raspberries for the Raspberry Sorbet.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHERBET AND SORBET?

Whenever I see sherbet on a menu, I’m instantly reminded of the rich, creamy rainbow sherbets I used to devour as a kid! Such good memories.  Although people often use the terms ‘sorbet’ and ‘sherbet’ interchangeably, they actually represent two different desserts.

Sure, there are a lot of similarities…both sherbet and sorbet are made by mashing up fresh fruit and freezing it. The difference between the two is that sherbet also contains some form of dairy, usually cream or milk. Therefore, sherbet has a creamier, more ice cream-like texture, while sorbet is lighter, and is both gluten-free and dairy-free.

An overhead image of a food processor with raspberry puree made of fresh raspberries for the Raspberry Sorbet.

HOW TO MAKE RASPBERRY SORBET

Making sorbet is super easy and quick  – it’s awesomeness for sure. Sorbet is definitely one of those simple pleasures in life. The most important thing and the only skill you have to master is getting the texture just right. You don’t want it to turn too icy when in the freezer or starts falling apart the second you start scooping.

Make sure to always pick the best fruit for your sorbet. Using good, fresh fruit makes all the difference! Fruits full of pectin like raspberries (or other berries) are a great choice and will make a yummy, creamy, almost ice-cream like sorbet. Pick the freshest raspberries and follow my recipe for the raspberry sorbet to turn them into a light, refreshing dessert!  That all being said, if you only have store-bought berries, that will work as well – the major difference is that you don’t really have much control over how sweet or fresh the berries were when they got picked.

A close up of two scoops of fresh Raspberry sorbet in a glass decorated with whole fresh raspberries.

IS RASPBERRY SORBET HEALTHY?

Raspberry sorbet is a great option when craving a dessert but want to stay away from processed sugars and fats in traditional desserts. Made with raw honey, lemon juice, and fresh fruit, sorbet is just an upgraded, frozen version of a fruit snack, but so much better! Sorbet is made without dairy which makes it a great dairy-free dessert, too.

A close up of scoops of fresh Raspberry sorbet in a glass decorated with whole fresh raspberries.

 

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Raspberry Sorbet | Raspberry sorbet is the refreshing, fruity dessert of your dreams! Made with just 3 simple ingredients, homemade raspberry sorbet is low in calories, gluten-free, and dairy-free! | A Sweet Pea Chef
Raspberry Sorbet
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Freezing
3 hrs
Total Time
15 mins
 
Raspberry sorbet is the refreshing, fruity dessert of your dreams! Made with just 3 simple ingredients, homemade raspberry sorbet is low in calories, gluten-free, and dairy-free!
Categories: Clean Eating, Dessert, Frozen, Ice Cream, Non-Dairy, Paleo, Sweet
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: how to make raspberry sorbet, raspberry sorbet, raspberry sorbet recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 80 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 3 cups raspberries
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup warm water, as needed
Instructions
  1. Lay out the fresh raspberries over a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Freeze the raspberries until completely solid, which should take at least 2-3 hours, but I usually just leave them in the freezer overnight.

  3. Place the frozen raspberries into the bowl of a food processor or heavy duty blender, along with a little raw honey, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. You may need to add a little warm water and press down with a spatula to help the process along.
  6. Eat immediately for a softer texture, or transfer into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Sorbet
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.6g1%
Sodium 1.9mg0%
Carbohydrates 19.8g7%
Sugar 12.1g13%
Protein 1.1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

6 thoughts on “Raspberry Sorbet

  1. I was wondering if this would work in a recipe for punch where you add ginger ale to the sherbet? Has anyone tried it, or does punch need the regular milk sherbet to be creamy enough?

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